Watch Dogs Legion’s singleplayer has 5 ‘main storylines’ over 60 missions
No other details were given for what this means, but its reminiscent of Watch Dogs 2’s progression. Every mission was a single step towards completing a larger operation. Since there’s no one protagonist in Legion, Ubisoft might be using this opportunity to tell five shorter stories instead of one larger one.
“I know ‘play as anyone”’ is kind of a crazy technological innovation with the simulation we’ve done, but story is still a huge part of the game”, explains Hudson. “It’s a huge part of the franchise and this game is no different. We’ve got five different storylines in the game, so it’s five main – you could call them quest lines if you want – and each one of them is tied to one of our thematic pillars.”
“So, for example, we’re gonna be looking at today a storyline that’s about the surveillance state. It’s basically about the spies of the nation turning their technology inward and actually spying on the citizens of England and London. There’s one that’s about the surveillance state. There’s one that’s themed around the private military contractors who’ve supplanted the police in the city, and they’ve actually taken over.”
Well, colour me impressed. Five different quest lines, each focused on a distinct aspect of dystopian London, certainly sounds ambitious, and enough to dig our teeth into, even if there’s no Aiden Pearce or Marcus Holloway front running those plot points this time around. Instead, we’ll be pursuing those story arcs as whoever we want to be, including the tough as nails pensioner we played as in our Watch Dogs Legion E3 2019 preview. Grannies for the win!